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We help keep the fun going.

The Desert Recreation Foundation works behind the scenes to ensure that all residents in the Coachella Valley have access to quality recreational resources, facilities, parks and programs that serve today's needs and those for generations to come.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to establish a permanent charitable endowment that will provide sustainable, self-perpetuating resources, primarily for Desert Recreation District's park and recreation system. As The Foundation expands upon its strategic plan, we will strive to remain a valued and effective community resource, through leadership in capital planning to help fund new infrastructures, the purchase and development of land for new parks and creating new programs that serve the changing needs of residents.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich and preserve the quality of life for residents. We do this by raising funds and garnering support to purchase, develop, enhance, preserve, promote and expand the Coachella Valley's recreational activities, programs, parks, properties and facilities.

What We Do

Operating as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Desert Recreation Foundation:

  • Generates funds through corporate and individual gifts and grants
  • Leads the fundraising efforts to support Desert Recreation Scholarship Fund, which provide financial assistance to families and individuals in the community who may otherwise be unable to participate in recreational activities
  • Assists with the purchase of new park lands through fundraising, donations, legacy gifts and endowments
  • Purchases equipment and other items for the District's parks and facilities

How You Can Help

Do you have a special area of philanthropic interest? Perhaps it comes from a childhood experience, such as Gymnastics, Cycling or Equestrian riding. Or you may want to support disadvantaged children in need of safe, after school programs. You can even serve as a benefactor for a new DRD park or facility.

There are a number of ways you can provide financial support through The Desert Recreation Foundation. Click here to see the a few way's to make a difference;

 

Meet the Board

BRANDT KUHN

Rudy Acosta

President
Email Brandt Kuhn

Ernesto C. Rosales

Rudy Acosta

Vice President
Email Ernesto C. Rosales

CHANDRA PATEL

Director
Email Chandra Patel

JOHN HENRY GARCIA

Rudy Acosta

Director
Email John Henry Garcia

Jason Schneider

Rudy Acosta

Treasurer
Email Jason Schneider

 

SERGIO GUTIERREZ

Rudy Acosta

Director
Email Sergio Gutierrez

 

BENJAMIN GUITRON

Benjamin Guitron

Director
Email Benjamin Guitron

SILVIA PAZ

Board Director Silvia Pax

Director
Email Silvia Paz

Want to be part of Coachella Valley's exciting future? The Foundation is currently seeking new Board members who want to become actively involved in the community, who are interested in fundraising to enhance recreational opportunities and who are dedicated to enriching the lives of residents.

The Desert Recreation Foundation Board of Directors meets the last Tuesday of every other month.

Financial Assistance

DRD works closely with the communities that we serve to reduce program and activities fees for residents who cannot afford to participate.

The DRD Financial Assistance Program is made possible through the Desert Recreation Foundation. Our goal is for no child or adult to be left out of the recreational, sports and out-of-school activities we offer because of limited income.                                   

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Download the 2016-2017 Financial Assistance Application
Download the DRD Financial Assistance Program brochure for details
 

Would you like to contribute to the DRD Financial Assistance Program?

If you would like to make a donation to the DRD Financial Assistance Program and help others participate in DRD programs, please contact the Desert Recreation Foundation at (760) 347-3484.



 

 

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